The Best BB Cushions for Different Types of Acne-Prone Skin

By November 1, 2017

It can be hard to find BB cushions for acne-prone skin that won’t break you out. Here are the best ones.

Acne-prone skin can be frustrating, to say the least. It’s a challenging journey to figure out what ingredients may or may not cause you to break out. This makes finding the right BB cushion a hassle. But to help you along the journey, we compiled recommendations that will not only provide you with coverage but help you to avoid unnecessary breakouts.

A lot of the times people will suggest a one-size-fits-all approach to recommendations for cushions or foundations for acne-prone skin, but that isn’t the case at all. You can have oily, acne prone skin or dry, acne prone skin. It’s all about finding the right formula for your specific skin type. This why I’ve broken down the recommendations in that order so you can choose the one that will work for you.

You have dry, acne-prone skin

missha signature cushion

If you have skin that is prone to acne and dryness, you know how annoying it is when you try out a new BB cushion and it has good coverage but only ends up emphasizing your dry patches. This can easily be remedied by choosing a moisturizing cushion that won’t cause you to break out.

missha signature cushion

A great option is the Missha Signature Essence Cushion, which contains 42.6% of moisturizing essence which will help to keep your skin hydrated and glowing throughout the day. This cushion is also soothing upon application since it contains a blend of birch sap, hyaluronic acid, and aloe leaf extract to help calm and fortify your skin’s natural barrier.

You have oily, acne-prone skin

missha bb cushion

For oilier skin types, the key is to choose a cushion that has oil-absorbing properties. The Missha M Magic Cushion contains a unique silica-bead powder that helps to absorb sweat and sebum, working to keep your makeup lasting longer and your skin free from unnecessary congestion.

missha bb cushion

This cushion also contains a hydrating and acne-fighting blend of witch hazel, known to reduce inflammation, balance oil production and calm redness and irritation, along with bamboo water and baobao fruit extract for that necessary moisture. Plus, it provides a great, buildable coverage that will even out your skin tone.

You have acne-prone skin and you want to target aging

klavuu cushion

There’s this misconception that acne is something that only happens during your teen years when puberty is in full effect, but in actuality, acne can affect you at any time and at any age. For those with aging skin who still suffer from acne, you want to choose a deeply moisturizing cushion which will not only help to balance the skin but also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

klavuu cushion

The Klavuu High Coverage Marine Collagen Aqua Cushion is an amazing option because it contains a moisturizing and brightening blend of pearl and sea whip extract plus, niacinamide, adenosine, and hydrolyzed collagen—making this the perfect combination of makeup and skin care.

The addition of adenosine in the formula will work to not only hydrate your skin but revitalize it, helping to make the skin’s surface appear smoother and more youthful. Plus, this cushion contains SPF 50 to protect your skin from unnecessary sun damage (which can result in more fine lines and wrinkles).

You have sensitive, acne-prone skin

For more sensitive skin, the Etude house AC Cleanup Mild BB Cushion is the one to choose because it contains a soothing, acne-fighting blend of tea tree oil, salicylic acid and madecassoside, an extract from Centella Asiatica, that helps to speed up the skin’s healing process. This combination of ingredients will help make your breakouts go away faster while the cushion helps to even out skin tone and texture. It’s formulated with mild ingredients so you can avoid any unnecessary skin irritation, which is exactly what you need when your skin is dealing with painful blemishes.

Bottom line:

These cushions are great for acne-prone skin since they’re not formulated like makeup. Instead, they’re formulated like skin care to hydrate and heal skin. But keep in mind that these are only recommendations and everyone’s skin reacts differently to different ingredients so we can’t 100% guarantee that you won’t break out from these formulas, but they are formulated with your skin in mind so you’ll be on the right step even if you break out.

Just like skin care, makeup is a “trial and error” process, but hopefully we’ve pointed you in the right direction to finding the perfect cushion for your acne-prone skin.

+ What do you think are the best BB cushions for acne-prone skin? Let us know in the comments below!

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